UNHCR Handbook for the Protection of Women and Girls


Today, women and girls everywhere still face greater obstacles claiming and enjoying their rights than do men and boys. Displacement generally exacerbates these inequalities, as does a tendency to focus on human rights abuses in public, rather than private, spheres. Gender inequality is at the heart of sexual and gender-based violence. To prevent SGBV we must therefore put an end to such inequalities.

Key wordsarmed conflict / children / forced migration / gender based violence / human rights / refugee health / refugees / violence / women

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